We just christened our new vacation home with our 29th and 30th corkscrew displays. Today the collection includes over 1,600 corkscrews as well as champagne taps and related wine antiques spread across four properties.
A couple new additions to the collection both of which came tarnished, but at great prices. The gold one on the right was bought with a $20 buy-it-now. The seller had it listed as possibly gold filled, but couldn't find a marking. I know that this design is common on the gold and silver versions and I'm pretty sure I've never seen one in brass; besides at $20 how could you go wrong? I quickly jumped on it after briefly examining the pictures. It arrived a few days later and sure enough there's a marking on the edge. Very small, but I could barely make out 14K. The silver golf bag was heavily tarnished and had lots of sticker residue from an old sale sticker. But a little acetone and polish made it look almost new again.
I'm constantly adding new corkscrews to my collection. Any new finds as well as articles which may be of interest to corkscrew collectors will be posted here.
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